What's The Deal With The Giraffe Facebook Profile Photos?
By Kelly West 2013-10-29 15:17:28
Let me guess, all of a sudden your friends have changed their Facebook profile photo to a picture of a giraffe and you’re wondering what it is you’re missing. Is this some kind of show of support to long-necked mammals? Are giraffes the new “My letter is…” or Bitstrips? These viral forms of procrastination are hard to keep up with, aren’t they? In the case of the giraffe profile photos, they’re an indication that the user sharing the photo has failed the Great Giraffe Challenge. Or they passed it and they're a giraffe. The better outcome seems unclear, depending on how you feel about being a giraffe or not, I suppose.
Via Time, this giraffe situation stems from something called “The Great Giraffe Challenge.” Watch the video below:
Riddle fanatics and giraffe enthusiasts are encouraged to go to TheGreatGiraffeChallenge.com.
Here’s the riddle:
It’s 3:00 am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors, It's your parents and they are there for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese.
Riddle spoilers beyond this point! Go post your answer to find out if you’re a giraffe or not. Or cheat and read on for the answer.
I guessed “the door,” thinking I was super clever. I forgot about my eyes. I guess I'm a giraffe! So if you sleep with your eyes open — in which case congratulations, you might be a cow or a rabbit — go ahead and guess “door” but the real answer is your eyes. If you guess it right, keep your Facebook profile photo the same. Get it wrong and you’re a giraffe.